Santa Barbara Debut
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Sun, Oct 21 / 7 PM / Arlington Theatre
“Janeway channels fire-and-brimstone energy as the frontman of St. Paul and the Broken Bones. During the band’s feverish live shows, he yelps, screams, croons and often dives into the audience.” Rolling Stone
“A cat that can do an Otis Redding. Onstage, he’s very interesting to watch.” – Keith Richards
High-voltage soul-based rockers St. Paul & The Broken Bones render a blazing mating of ’60s soul fire with latter-day influences like Sly Stone, David Bowie and Prince. The Alabama-based band’s take-no-prisoners live shows caught the eye of the Rolling Stones, who tapped them as an opening band. “I love the Rolling Stones,” says frontman Paul Janeway, “but my train of thought is, you gotta try and blow ‘em off the stage. And that’s still my goal.” Making their incendiary Santa Barbara debut with their Southern soul revival, they’ll stir up the crowd with guitars, horns, brass and a James Brown-worthy get-on-up style.